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FOX
Nov 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
they have given us. this is the debt that we owe them. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the nation's oldest world war ii veteran was at the ceremony. 107-year-old received a special ovation. he volunteered for service in 1942 and fought in the pacific with a all black army unit. he met president obama today at the white house. >> president, i am surprised he called. wanted to talk to me. i don't know. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> i don't know. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> they want to send me back over there. >> the u.s. isn't the only country that celebrates veterans day. australian, britain, canada and france honor their service men and women. reporting live, julie haener, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in the east bay people honored veterans during a ceremony in alameda. [ music ] >> veterans and families attended a special ceremony on the aircraft carrier uss hornet. it honored the men and women of the navy. and included the throwing of a wreath over the side to remember those who died in battle. >> of all the people that were killed, whether in the air force or the
FOX
Nov 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
year in jail. some friends of those students who talked to us said the incidents were pranks and hazing. why that person's family and community groups believe more legal action should be taken. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san jose state president released a statement condemning the behavior. saying let me be clear i am saddened by the allegations. they are inconsistent with the history of tolerance, respect and personal civility. university police took immediate action when they heard about the situation. >>> our team coverage continues with several hundred students rallying on the san jose state campus and ktvu's rob roth. some say the perception is not necessarily the reality. >> reporter: many students say the campus is not what it seems and it is time for the administration to make some changes. >> reporter: students march the san jose state campus today in support of the african american roommate. >> when you are around campus you see division. >> reporter: it ended at the statues of 1960s olympic athletes making the black power salute. >> first
FOX
Nov 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
long three years for us, and this is one -- one way to kick it off. >> not only a day for miles to remember, but it's a day san francisco will never forget. reporting live in san francisco, rob ross ktvu channel 2 news. >> and if you just can't get enough of these great pictures today of little miles as the batkid, we put together a slide show on ktvu.com with some of the best pictures of the day. we also have raw video clips of all of batkid's adventures that you can share with your friends. >>> even president obama noticed the l caped kru saider. he commented on a photo of miles on twitter. the president tweeted, quote, here he comes. president obama also poesd a batkid video on the web site vine. he certainly was not the only one. coming up at 5:30 how batkid not only took san francisco by storm but captured all of social media. >>> now, bart's board of directors is meeting right now to a closed door session to investigate a mistake they say was discovered in a tentative labor contract. that contract glitch threatens to derail the agreement between bart union workers and managem
FOX
Nov 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
was destroyed but authorities with cal fire tell us the winds are beginning to die down and that fire is now 50 percent contained. >> in solano county, the downed power lines may have sparked a five alarm fire over vacaville. firefighters also say the wind made it more difficult to contain the fire. >>> the winds were strong. last night, overnight, and this morning. in fact, parts of the bay area are still under a wind advisory right now. >> ktvu bill martin's been tracking the wind and he's here no tell us just how strong those gusts got. >> they were really howling here last night, especially in the oakland hills. check at the wind speeds. we're going to start at the top and work our way down. 65-mile an hour gusts in the oakland hills, 53-mile an hour in santa rosa and we had winds in the other parts of the bay area that were easily into the 50s. here's some more winds for you right here and you can see that we've got -- from my winds right now, we've kind of stuck on that graphic. the winds ary blowing out there now,bling -- winds are beginning to diminish. it's still breezy
FOX
Nov 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
the streets of san francisco and despite officers responding to this scene, police tell us they have no record of it happening. we first showed you that video of the attack on friday and now we're hearing from one man who says he recognizes the person seen repeated by stomping on the victim's head. alex savage is live now in san francisco where that man says police won't take his report. >> reporter: one of our viewers saw that video air on friday night. the man seen assaulting a sleeping homeless person right here ochered street earlier this week. this man tells me he called police, but it didn't do any good. he viciously attacked a sleeping homeless person stomping his head, then calmly walking off. >> it's startling. it's shocking. >> reporter: ask you we duri believes -- >> reporter: and joey duri believes the man behind this assault is a man who often panhandles in his neighborhood near ninth and howard. he tells me the man is white, heavyset, at least 6 feet tall, clean cut and extremely aggressive. he's worried the attacker from this video is still out there. >> what's frighte
ABC
Nov 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
rojo vivo", quique us preparÓ todo para ustedes aquÍ lo tienen. >> el festejo de dÍa de las brujas de "al rojo vivo" fue todo un Éxito. >> aquÍ todo lo que pasÓ detrÁs de cÁmaras. >> (♪). >> la llorona ¿lo hiciste tÚ?. >> crÉeme que no me gustan los disfraces horrendos pero tenemos que entrar en personaje para satisfacer a nuestro pÚblico en "al rojo vivo." >> pensabas que ibas a disfrazarte a halloween. >> me dijeron que iba a ser una mascarita de hombre lobo nada mÁs. >> preparada para matar hombres. >> (risas). >> vamos!. >> es medio pablo escobar eso. >> somos lobos de la calle. >> pa' dÓnde va m'hija, esto, esto medias. >> es el nuevo fashion de la parte abajo. >> los pelos los tenemos lo que estoy viendo acÁ. >> sÍ los pelos estÁn del hombre lobo. >> ¿cÓmo la estÁs pasando?. >> estoy muy bien un poco molesta porque me han descubier descubierto. >> miren lo que pasÓ en el estudio. >> (gritos). >> la llorona fue uno de los personajes que mÁs im pablpacta en el estudio fue pura diversiÓn. >> nuestro equipo tÉcnico casi que muere de la risa los errores que com
FOX
Nov 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
custody. the vta tells us some southbound trains were delayed for some time. >>> a 14-year-old girl is on life support after being hit while crossing the street right outside of her high school. it's part of an alarming trend in the south bay. patti lee is outside the girl's high school where counselors have been on hand for the past two days. patti. >> reporter: today teachers here at james lake high school have been told to keep an eye out for students who are acting strangely but have not asked for counseling. that's because there's a lot of miss information circling about this accident that took place here sunday night and it's causing some students to start mourning the death of bianca valdez while others are still holding out hope she will recover. pray for bianca is the campaign friends of the 15-year-old are circling privately on instagram. >> she's a beautiful girl. i loved her. i just hope that her funeral is just the way she wanted it. >> reporter: but bianca's boyfriend says he started mourning sunday night after bianca was declared brain dead at the hospital. artiz was
FOX
Nov 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
. door busters from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. here at toys r us. >> a lot of discounts out there on this thanksgiving night. thank you. best buy opens at 6:00 p.m. as does sports tate, walmart, jc penny and sears, target and staples. >>> holiday shopping got off to a shaky start at kmart. the store was supposed to open at 6 p.m.? stead shoppers were left out in the cold while they fixed the problem. >> things happen. it is what it is. >> the store opened 7:15 a.m. the manager said some discounts will be offered through tomorrow to make up for the delay. >>> new at 5:00 p.m. 3-1/2 weeks after a attack, sasha fleischman is speaking out. he spoke publicly for the first time. ktvu's john sasaki is live to show us how he is recovering. >> reporter: i have been covering the story since the incident happened and talked to his parents and today after he returned home from the hospital we hurt from the teenager. >> reporter: sasha fleischman hasn't been home since november 4, the day his life changed. >> i looked down and my skirt is on fire. and -- i freak out because i am on fire. >> repor
FOX
Nov 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
us. so we are raising awareness and raising funds and also collects things like canned foods, dry foods, any basic essentials that would contribute to their recovery. >> the white house is also stepping up its efforts. while thousands of thousands of people continue to wait for word about the fate of their loved ones in the philippines, one family is trying to deal with the news they feared rob roth speaking to a woman who's grandmother was killed and her father just happened to be visiting when the typhoon hit. what he had to do to survive. >>> now to breaking news in richmond. news chopper 2 is over the scene of a police chase that ended in a crash on sixth street and mcdonald right near nevin park. two people are injured one of them critically. it all started when a police spotted someone with a warrant. news chopper 2 is giving us a good look at the intersection of sixth and nevin. this is not far from nevin park. we're counting at least six police vehicles in this picture alone. a number of people watching this end of this police crash. we know two people have been injured. w
FOX
Nov 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
you're walking when you're using the phone? >> not really. i probably should, though. >> reporter: police were out in force in union square this afternoon, handing out these flyers, warning shoppers they could be robbed in an instant. shoppers told us they will keep using their phones in public. >> just try to keep a good grip and, you know, be aware. >> reporter: police say the good news is the city's homicide rate is down and that even with the bump in property crimes, investigators say they are also making more arrests. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2news. >>> bart is beefing up security for this black friday and the focus is not on the trains, but on getting riders safely to the parking lot. ktvu's patty lee joins us live in west oakland, where the added security is in place right now. any problems so far today, patty? >> reporter: well, not so far today, ken. but you can see it's just now starting to get dark. as you can see behind me, the bart officers are starting to collect behind that blue desk. you have folks starting to hover as they get out of
FOX
Nov 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
practice strike. they intimidated us on the last strike. >> ucsf said 50 surgeries were postponed. the union and management have yet to agree on a new contract. and the strike restricted access at uc santa cruz. workers are picketing. metro buses dropped off passengers at stops near the entrances rather than going on campus. >>> california could find itself with a $5 billion surplus if projections hold true. the improving economy and new revenue from tax measures have helped the state overcommits long term deficit. the report recommends it sets it aside for a rainy day fund. >> last thing we want them to do is be in the same shape as 2008 where we had no reserves. >> the budget surplus could grow to $9.6 billion. >>> bizarre accident involving a school bus in san francisco. the driver drove the bus into wet cement. a tow truck had to be called in to pull it out. it got stuck about 2:00 p.m. they had all the proper signs up but the bus still ended up in the wet cement. there were no injuries. >>> it has been two months since a san francisco teen was killed in a car crash. the driver sti
FOX
Nov 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
are exiting the terminal. standing underneath the airplanes. >> the pilot came on and told us there had been a breech of security. so the way we all found out what was going on was on virgin nay have tvs. we got on the tv and saw what had been happening. >> reporter: gene says passengers and flight staff remained calm. what was the mood like? >> people were just watching the tv. after a couple of hours people were reading and turning the tv to other stations and whatnot. >> i was wondering when i saw the people if there was bomb alert or something like that. but i saw they're not moving and taking pictures so i say must be something -- i don't know. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, the impact the lax event is having on outbound bay area travel this evening. why one family said they're grateful they missed their flight to l.a. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the lax closure caused one southwest flight to divert to san jose airport. many are experiencing delays for arrivals and departures. we spoke with one traveler headed to moscow. >> i live
FOX
Nov 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
in oakland. ktvu patty joins us from the richmond san raphael bridge. >> there were 172,000-car fires last year down from 8 % the year before. over the past five years there's been a year to year increase. >> reporter: take a look at these roads. what you do see is the design of the cars are the problem. >> there's vehicles that we notice have a tendency in car fires. >> high profile vehicle fires were the biggest hint. the fires are caused by mechanical or electrical problems. a leading investigator for the insurance company explained why. turns out 85% of newer model cars are run by computers, which means there's more wiring which never shuts off and everything jammed into cars designed to be smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient, there can be problems. >> i see more of those types of fire as anything else. there is about 2 or 3% increase, enough to be significant. >> one way to see if your car is at risk, take a look at what's under the hood. if you can see the ground underneath, there is enough air circulating to keep those comb opponents from combusting. live from richmo
FOX
Nov 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
has been tracking the conditions and he is now with us with more on what we could expect. >> this week nothing like last week. last week gusts over 50 miles per hour. the wind advisories have expired across the bay area but still there was a strengthening direction of the winds. point reyes 39 miles per hour. napa 35. oakland hills 26 miles per hour. typically winds gust 45 miles per hour, that was not the case, we are expecting more wind, favoring the higher terrain tonight into tomorrow morning. right now wind reports. sustained speeds, fairfield, 12 miles per hour. oakland 10 miles per hour. sfo stronger, 16 miles per hour. half moon bay 15 miles per hour. san jose 12 miles per hour. coming up in 15 minutes a look that over night wind forecast, the windiest-airs and -- windiest areas and frost, coming up in 15 minutes. >> follow the weather team online, they are posting updates on twitter and facebook. >>> the wind was a big concern for firefighters as they battled a house fire in oakland that left six people homeless. ktvu's allie rasmus says neighbors are stepping in to help
FOX
Nov 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
threatened pets. >> this used to have been a very nice, well done yard, but we had three pig attacks. >> a state fish and wildlife warden is stressing a wild pig population forcing them into neighborhoods. >> the lawns are extremely wet and that's a huge source of food to pigs. >> they can't send the sufficient, they can't send anything. >> the homeowner's association had to get a certainly permit to kill the pigs. he shot the biggest big with a cross bow. the other two ran down the street but will be back likely. >> warden jacobson said to expect more of these with dry weather. >> was there a reason why they were killing those as opposed to trapping them? >> trappers -- the trappers is more dangerous. and is it more humane to compete against another family group? these are nonnative species. they have no natural predominate tory predators. >>> in the south bay, it became legal to shoot wild pigs. the san jose city council passed an ordinance allowing state permitting of shootings. they've been ripping up lawns in months. the council will discuss a long term shooting law next year. >
FOX
Nov 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
and congressman john burton who told us about the early struggles in the gay rights movement. >> this changed dramatically, and back then, people weren't thinking about -- didn't even discuss transgender issues, probably didn't know what it was. you know, thought it was a dancer on broadway, or something. >> congressman burton remarked about how in the early days, san francisco was seen as an island where there were more tolerance of gay rights but that has since spread nation wide to many communities, and many states recognizing gay marriage. but the gay rights struggle continues and that is one reason that when they ramp up their remarks, they will march up the street to the castro district in remembrance of those early steps. live in san francisco, ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an officer is accused of writing fake traffic tickets to get back at a man who sued him. ktvu's robert handa is live. >> reporter: this is one officers have been following for quite sometime and one that still generates a lot of anger and confusion. it's easy to see why this case is upsetting to the de
FOX
Nov 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
sedated and under 24 hour guard. 23-year-old paul ciancia was shot 4 times after police say he used a rifle to kill a tsa screener and wound three other people. paul ciancia wrote a note saying he was going to target tsa workers. he believed they had violated his rights. today paul ciancia's issued a statement offering condolences. this comes as the union that represents tsa screeners is calling for more armed officers at check points because of that shooting and that would include a new class of tsa employees trained as law enforcement officers. last night they confiscated 29 guns at u.s. airports. a professor has been studying the increase in gun seizures. >> i think at tax-that become -- at lax that became a violent events. >>> stricter gun control laws may becoming to sunnyvale. before you vote ktvu's janine de la vega gives us both sides of the argument. >> year after the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut sunnyville mayor is leading the push for stricter gun control here. >> it can happen anywhere. >> reporter: it require as gun owner to tell police if their
FOX
Nov 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
into lock down as police, including one using a police dog searched for the robber. a white man in his 20s, wearing a long sleeve button down shirt. >>> the california highway patrol is looking for a man involved in a hit-and-run accident. the crash happened before 1:00 p.m. on highway 280. officers say a toyota slammed into two cars on the shoulder and a truck. the suspect took off running. three adults changing a tire were thrown into the bushes. the driver is 20 years old with a goatee. >>> thieves starting a food bank, this -- targeting a food bank, this time they are taking the fuel to deliver the food. the thieves targeted a facility of one of the largest -- of one of the largest charities. second harvest food bank. the losses and damages will take a long time to recover from. ktvu's robert handa shows us why. >> reporter: second harvest food bank deliver 1 million pounds of food a week to 250,000 people. tuesday morning thieves stole 90 gallons of fuel and leaving behind two trucks filled with food and $17,000 in damage. >> what we care about is moo meal -- meals. 34,000 meals w
FOX
Nov 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
that video is really depressing. >> reporter: resident orlando rodriguez showed us his scar. he says he is the man on the right in the gray shirt trying to pull a friend away from the police when undercover officer rushes forward and starts punching me. >> the cop took a few blows at me and took two to my face on the ground. >> reporter: police chief says the officers are justified in using reasonable force to overcome resistance, but he says cell phone video showing the clash between residents and plain clothed office has been sent to the office of complaints. >> the public's trust is everything to us. and so we are going to have a fully transparent investigation. >> reporter: police say the the incident happened because paris williams was illegally riding a bicycle on the sidewalk and refused to stop for the police. >> so you are thinking does this person have a gun, is if bicycle stolen? >> something has to be done about this. i mouth is beat up on the inside. it was just unnecessary. i had to miss work a week or so. >> reporter: officers dropped the cases against paris willi
FOX
Nov 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> i think it's a good thing because i think it's letting pressure off and it will save us from having a bigger one. >> reporter: or it might be evidence of a pressure build up. >>> several employees were injured in a crash in sonoma county on lakeville highway just south of old lake road number 2. the driver of a ford f-150 was going southbound when he drifted into the northbound lane and crashed another truck carrying the 10 workers. the driver of the f-150 suffered major injuries. five of the workers were taken to hospitals with various injuries. >>> putting a freeze on tuition. the goal in the long run is to come up with a new plan to keep more money in the pockets of students. >> i wish they could all be california girls. >> reporter: students singing a classic on the classic uc berkley campus. others are singing the tuition blues. >> that's not including books, food, housing. >> it's not completely reasonable to some degree. >> reporter: affordability and accessibility, two words driven home by napalatano. >> it's the right thing to do given what's happened over the last y
FOX
Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
tomorrow. but it won't be easy. they have so remove the pieces in just the right order. joining us now live from treasure island with what is going to disappear and when, tom? q ma'am >> reporter: you're down down on the road not o up here you're not going to see much along the way. it was one of the most complicated bridges every built with many beams and joints under great tension making it dangerous to take down. >> the engineers have been study iing the blueprints on how it was built to take it apart in the exact opposite order. >> reporter: removing the 1400 feet up upper roadway. that will allow big machines to come in and take the larger sections down. >> when they really see a noticeable difference will be in 2014. >> reporter: the ridge was just being finished. a huge gap in the double-arch section. >> people will see it cut right in half in march. >> reporter: including the famous s curve will go next all the way down to the water line footings. >> that's the priority because this is what's blocking the completion of the bike path. >> reporter: then the other half of the arch
FOX
Nov 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
situation. ktvu's robert handa shows us the turmoil today on campus. >> reporter: there was more than one event that took place here and while they all focused on the hate crime it did focus on anger that has been brewing for a while. >> they barricaded him in his room. >> reporter: naacp leaders and the college president were speaking. many students led by the black student union were marching to protest not getting a chance to speak. the focus was similar to support a african american student who was tormented by four white roommate whose water arrested arrested and -- who were arrested and charged. >> it is clear that someone here dropped the ball. >> the college president took responsibility. >> our decision making failed. as part of it i feel that student. and within that we feel all of our -- failed all of our students. >> reporter: a skirmish occurred when the protesting students showed up and they blasted the administration. >> diversity means a lot more than having position of power. >> no support for any diversity programs for african american students to make their campus l
FOX
Nov 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
minutes ago. 415:67:89 the sheriff's office has not toll us how the person fell or the extent of the injuries. good evening, i'm ken wayne >> and i'm heather holmes. we have a crew onto the scene. we'll have details and bring them to you. >> >> a man killed after trying to help direct traffic early yesterday morning. now, friends, family and co- workers are remembering the educate tor. we get the latest from erics are musen. he is live where webb was a long time teacher and coach. >> reporter: a small memorial here at kennedy high school. john webb, known as coach webb had a lasting impact on kids and adults. those who knew him best say his life ended after the way he had been living for so many years. after a crash, he got out of the corvette he was in to try to direct traffic away. he got hit while in traffic. >> that was him, getting out of the car trying to help someone. >> reporter: former and current jfk high school coaches spoke with us about webb this afternoon. >> with webb at the san jose football game friday night hours before he was killed. >> he looked great, happy. he w
CBS
Nov 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
couple of months. >> she says past social media behave your can be used in court cases in an attempt to prove specific intent to act in disregard for human life. >> they put it on youtube. and guess what happens? people get into trouble. they're in circumstance there is a they can't get out of because it's already out there on the web. >> reporter: and social media has now become a very crucial part of investigations for law enforcement, district attorneys and criminal defense attorneys. in fact, so much so they actually published a survivor guide to educate mights on what they should and shouldn't post and how it can be used against them. cody hall, back in court on thursday for a bail hearing. julia goodrich kpix 5. >> cody hall has not entered a plea. >>> a hit and run suspect was killed when he drove into a tree in richmond this afternoon about noon. police say a handicap man driving a man hit a car on the off ramp frommic-80 where he kept -- from i-80 where he kept going. about a block away, he lost control, the van killing him after it overturned. >>> also new at 5:00. 49ers li
CBS
Nov 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
statement that said in part, they have added more hydrant and are using more scrap piles. tonight, they are still looking for the cause. brew the january webb, kpix 5. >> that fire considered under control at about 8:30 last night, but the health advisory was not lifted until about 6:00 this morning. >>> the bay area is helping mobilize victims of a typhoon. authorities say at least millions of million in 41 provinces have been effected. so far the philippine military confirm 942 dead. because of limited access to communications and transportation, final death toll is still just days away. officials say it could be closer to 10,000. the storm weakened as it made landfall in northern vietnam. it was downgraded into a tropical storm as it made its way into southern china today. >> the typhoon destroyed everything in its path, leaving families to find shelter wherever they can. survivors are greg desperate, even painting science for rescue helicopters. >> we want water and medicine for the injured. we don't need money. we just need your help. >> u.s. marines are arriving with badly n
CBS
Nov 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
coast hubs hardest hit including philadelphia's rainy airport. but thankfully for us in the bay area, the ripple effect not too bad. this is live look at sfo. they tell us 92% of flights are on time. they have only had one cancellation so far today. right now delays are running about 15 to 30 minutes. our mark sayre is at the amtrak station in emeryville with an overall look at today's getaway. mark. >> reporter: well, allen, no matter which way you slice it will will take longer to get from here to there on this thanksgiving eve. for people leaving town for the holiday weekend, 40% of those trips began today on planes, trains and automobiles. the thanksgiving getaway is under way. but for many, that trek begins with the need to first get out of downtown san francisco. the approach to the bay bridge at midafternoon looked more like a usual 5 p.m. rush hour as people left town early. but not everyone was opting for a car. at the downtown greyhound station, gregory still had another bus ride to go on his way from reno to sonoma county. >> i wanted to go to pasadena to family for t
CBS
Nov 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
statistics. >> we're asking drivers to use caution. >> three deadly accidents involving people crossing the seat in just two days. last night, a womans -- street in just two days. last night a woman was hit by a vehicle. the driver who hit her stayed and cooperated. >> appeared to be transient and was crossing the road in between an intersection. the driver did say she was wearing the dark clothing which made it difficult for her to see her crossing the street. >> sunday night, a is a-year- old girl was killed after she was hit by a vehicle. san jose police say in both cases the two victims were crossing street where they weren't supposed to. but that wasn't the case for little elisha. >> it was just wrong. >> the 3-year-old was in a stroller and in a crosswalk when he and two rs were hit near washington elementary school. the little boy died. the two others are recovering. >> sad. feel like the little kid is in the ground. it's hard. >> we don't know what's causing the rise in these auto pedestrian fatalities, but we are concerned and we will be looking into that. >> these three recent
CBS
Nov 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
forced us to be here today. >> engage in dialogue and share information and especially on issues involved in the citations. anytime there would be a citation -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: in san francisco, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> the national transportation safety board is handling the investigation into last month's deadly accident. it could be up to a year before there is a final report. >>> san francisco is making a new push to cut down on robberies on muni. specifically, they want to eliminate the number of thefts of smartphones. police have upped their patrols and are making a dent. they are now calling on riders to keep their eyes up and put their phones down as part of a new campaign. chief greg suhr says two out of every three robberies in the city involve a smartphone. >> don't make it available. you wouldn't walk down the street counting hundreds of dollars. that's what you're doing when you're not paying attention and engaged or engrossed in your cell phone. >> this new campaign will feature ambassadors as well as plenty of signs to get people to pay attention and a
CBS
Nov 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
from other students that the resident advisors did know. in fact, students tell us that this flag was visible to people walking in from the hallway in the outside. they apparently did not report this to any higher authorities. they simply told the students to take that flag down and left it at that. >> there may have been more than one mistake made there. len ramirez in san jose, thank you. >>> the bart board today approved most but not all of that new contract with its unions. they are attempting to dodge a generous family leave section they don't want to pay for. our da lin is live in oakland with how the tactic is going over with the unions. da. >> reporter: well, liz, after six months of negotiations and two strikes, there is still no contract. what's worse, those two unions are even more worked up and fired up after the vote that was given by the board today. instead of voting on the contract, the unions had ratified -- >> i will support it. >> reporter: the bart board of directors voted to accept a contract that leaves out the paid family leave provisions. >> this is a fair and
CBS
Nov 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
law to voters just approved. measure c requires owners to lock up their guns when they are not using them and report a loss or a theft within 48 hours. it also bans magazines holding 10 rounds or more and requires gun dealers to keep a log of ammunition sales. >>> the battle is lost at san francisco's war on the waterfront, but it's not over. the plan to build expensive high-rise condos at 8 washington lost in a landslide. the mayor lobbied hard for it but says he is more concerned about what else might not get built. >> i of course was a little disappointed because i was looking forward to 11 more million dollars to contribute to the affordable housing but i'll respect the decision that was made. >> now the big question is: could this change the warriors' plans for their own big development across the street? phil matier digs into that ahead at 6:00. >>> and for complete election results, you can go to our website, kpix.com. >>> a senior class sweatshirt that's maybe not as innocent as it seems. >> you wear that on the street you're going to get your [ censored ] kicked. >> a warnin
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Oct 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
reporter cate caugiran tells us that one of the dogs was killed by police when it charged at them. >>> reporter: sharp scratches on a car are left behind from two stray dogs and this large dent after one victim tried to climb on top of the car to get away from them and these bite marks show the aftermath of wednesday night's dog attack. >> they came at me, got my arms first and then my leg and i kicked it with my other leg right when it was about to scratch it. >> reporter: it started because a man was walking two dogs along this trail when he was attacked by two loose dogs and that's when a family nearby heard the commotion. fisher went outside to see what was happening. >> my dad on top of the blue car and i didn't see the dogs behind the car. >> reporter: that's when she was bitten on the arm and the leg. her father came out to help and took a bite to the face. >> my dad, he's on the blue car. she was walking backwards with a gardening tool and she [ indiscernible ] the red dog, okay, and the red dog yelps and she brings it down and the black dog bites him. >> reporter: then he
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Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
on him, i'm sorry. >> reporter: police tell us the victim is suffering from second- and third-degree burns. they won't comment on a possible motive. allen, they don't think the two young men knew each other. >> and tell me more about this video. i'm sure it's pretty graphic but the video from the bus? >> reporter: right. there is video from the bus of the entire incident. i asked about it several times today. police haven't released it yet. they may edit it down but say the full version is too disturbing to show the public. >> i'm sure it is. brian, thanks so much. >>> it took just two hours this morning for the $800 million graton resort and casino to hit its maximum capacity. chopper 5 takes us live over the casino parking lot where cars have filled nearly every space in the lot. there have been major traffic delays and several road closures in the area throughout the day. the highly anticipated casino opened at 9 althoughk this morning just west of 101 in sonoma county. that's an hour earlier than planned. our mike sugerman is outside with a look into how crazy it's been all day.
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Nov 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the eastbound bore this morning filling that tunnel with smoke. kpix 5's anne makovec tells us, a key upgrade in the tunnel is likely the reason everyone got out safely. >>> reporter: all bores of the caldecott tunnel were reopened before noon but it was a traffic mess out here. traffic backed up past the junction of 24 and 13 going eastbound and westbound all the way through orinda. a car caught fire in the eastbound bore of the caldecott tunnel just before 10 a.m. the tunnel started filling with smoke and people just got out of their cars and walked out of the tunnel. >> people were able to evacuate safely. the ventilation system turned on and everybody was out without any significant injury. >> reporter: the ventilation system did kick in but it was still a very scary situation for some drivers caught inside. here's how one described it. >> i just was two cars behind the fire. the car was burning. a chp officer told us to stay in the car, close the windows. and then explosions started. the car exploded. big bangs. so i got out and walked all the way out. it was smoky in there,
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Nov 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
christmas shopping season or the worst one since 2008. the national federation of retailers gave us an optimistic projection of sales up 4% this year at before $00 billion. -- at about $600 million. compared to last year, we were up 3.5%. look at this. black friday online sales projected to be up almost 10% today alone. and 21% of that coming from smartphone sales. earlier today, kpix 5's mark kelly braved the crowds at a bay area best buy where the morning shopping started out fairly mellow. early friday morning not the typical black friday scene outside this best buy in dublin. gates to contain shoppers hungry for deals instead seem completely empty. inside a healthy crowd and unusually tame. no racing to the laptops or stampeding through the door this year. >> today is night, not the crowd i thought it would be. >> i'm surprised. i thought there would be more people, thought there would be no parking. >> reporter: what's the deal? at many stores the bargains having rolling out earlier in the last few years. even on thanksgiving. this best buy opened at 6 p.m. thanksgiving night and
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Nov 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
front door when the tree was coming down almost hitting us. >> reporter: this downed tree is attracting quite a bit of attention, a lot of folks taking pictures, coming out to see it, some of them walking on top of that tree and we're told by public works it's going to take them at least until next week to clear out all those trees and branches. on a man who was sitting on >>> two people were killed in the east bay as a result of the high winds. a branch broke off a tree in oakland, fell on a man sitting on his motorcycle. this was on austin street near fruitvale avenue at about 8:00 last night. then about an hour later police say a man swerved to avoid debris in the road on skyline boulevard in oakland. he was killed after his car crossed the center line and hit that tree. most are in the south bay-- >>> thousands of customers still without power this evening, most in the south bay and east bay, but nearly 2,800 are in the dark in the north bay. pg&e says crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. >>> we got the snow, but opening day was delayed fo
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Nov 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
struggles to keep flights on schedule during bad weather days. this new procedure is only being used at a handful of airports. mark kelly shows us how it works. mark? >> reporter: well, liz, for a good chunk of the day today, it's just been cloudy and wet just like this. usually that's bad news for airports but today, sfo used this weather as its first opportunity to test the new landing protocol in this wet weather, something they call casper. among bay area airports, sfo is notorious for delayed flights when the weather is wet and cloudy. the airport admits bad weather can cut the number of planes landing in half from 60 an hour to a measly 30. but a new procedure for landing planes hopes to improve that. it's nicknamed casper. >> it stands for closely spaced parallel runways. it's a new faa procedure that applies to sfo and a few other airports around the country. >> reporter: airports like boston and seattle. here's how cspr works. on bright sunny days planes can land at sfo side by side touching down on two different runways no problem. but when bad weather would strike, this kind of
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Nov 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
situation? >> hang on and enjoy the ride. [ laughter ] >> reporter: mta reassures us passengers were not in any danger. even with a driver, the computer runs the trains. >> that's something that i wanted to be clear on that the train was being supervised the whole time by the train control system. >> reporter: so we're told the driver is an experienced staffer, a senior operator in fact. he is going to be on leave while all this is getting investigated. as far as the incident today, traffic was held up for 12 minutes but we are told by now by this evening commute, everything is flowing just fine. mark kelly, kpix 5. >> mta says the train traveled about a quarter mile without that driver before coming to a safe stop. >>> three tesla employees were injured at the company's fremont plant this afternoon. and tonight, cal/osha is investigating what happened. tesla is not releasing the extent of the injuries but chopper 5 caught an ambulance leaving the fremont plant as well as several fire trucks. the workers were using an aluminum casting press and suffered second-degree burns from hot m
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Nov 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
justice. other people have come in from the community who have seen us on the air trying to help out and to get help where it's needed. there is a lot of angst there now as people wait for this relief to come in. for this set don't reports from tacloban. >> reporter: the aid operation is a 24-hour-a-day effort now here in tacloban as operating lights are allowing planes to land at night. in communities we are seeing the aid trickle in. we are' seeing people line up for food. but in many plays, they say, well, food aid is certainly not gotten to my street yet. people are fending for themselves. you see people cutting water lines to get some sort of drinking water when you ask whether it's safe to drink, they ask us, well, what are the on the grounds? we have seen power crews out trying to -- what are the options? we have seen power crews out trying to clean the debris. aid is coming in but when will there be enough power, enough food, enough water, is the question. seth doan, cbs news, tacloban, philippines. >> not only are the donations critical to get the supplies to people. a group
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Nov 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
used to keep younger students safe. >> california's biggest new casino is hours away from opening its doors. but is it a windfall for the county? the extra cost with hitting this jackpot. >> headlines down to the mid- to upper 30s. the number of the day is 44. we have gone 44 straight days in fall without a drop of rain. when is that going to change? the answer next. >> and nyu student wedged between two buildings for two days. the tip that finally got him out alive. ,,,,,, its high schools.. but also middle and elementary schoo. crews in novato are installg milton >>> one bay area school district is beefing up security, not just high schools, but also middle, and elementary schools. crews in nevada are installing security cameras. kpix's john ramos spoke with school administrators who say it just makes sense. >> it's our responsibility to make sure we return the kids in the exact same way they dropped them off. >> reporter: his most important job is to keep watch over his flock. and the new security cameras the district is installing will help out with that. >> it gives us an extra s
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Nov 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
richard thomas, seen in this video used a literato set him on fire, causing second and third degree burns to his legs. >> sasha is being taken care of. >>reporter: he's had one surgery and will need more. sasha's father tells me he's thanks full for all the support. dafor sasha's medical 00 within bills. >> i'm overwhelmed with just the love and compassion that people have shown. >>reporter: this morning classmates at his high school wore skirts to show solidarity and support. >> the whole school came together. >>reporter: turning a tragedy into something positive. >> grateful for all the love and care and support people have shown us. >>reporter: in our exclusive interview i asked the father for his reaction on the attacks and also asked him to respond to the fact that the district attorney is charging the suspect as an adult with hate crime enhancements. we'll get that response coming up. >> we understand the family has a funding website. are they still asking for donations for medical expenses? >>reporter: not at this time. they've already met their goal. right now they're a fath
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Nov 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
the evening commute. one person called it a teaser storm getting us ready for the rainy season but it really doesn't affect our water supply just yet. >> we have received just about .01" of rainfall so far. >> reporter: it's enough rain to remind us how much more we need. >> just don't think we are going to get enough rainfall out of this particular storm to make much of a difference. the vast majority of the water that's falling from the sky right now is going to soak right into the ground. >> reporter: unlike many bay area water districts that rely on the sierra snowpack for their water supply, the sonoma county water district's reservoirs are filled up by rainfall runoff. and this storm isn't doing much. soil moisture in the ukiah area is at a 100 year low and we need about 8" of rain to start triggering runoff. >> well, it will flow into our river, which is where we get our water from, as well as into the reservoirs, where we'll store that water and save it for next year. >> reporter: it's also the case with marin municipal water district. heading into today's storm, the reserv
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Nov 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
people seem to agree with him. >> the term apache is a derogatory term. another name given to us by cowboys. >> reporter: the vallejo city unified school district administration is recommending the apache mascot be dropped from vallejo high. the school board may vote on it this week. no one from the district or school commented today but the students have lots to say. >> it's like a family thing. we should be an apache. it's like that's us! and i want to graduate to be an apache. it's like the thing to do. >> the word is going around that they want to change it. >> my grandparents were native american and i think they wouldn't be mad if we keep the apache name because it's a representation of my background. >> reporter: the latest movement to remove mascots with native american reference gained momentum with the washington redskins. many refuse to call them instead referring to the team in washington. in california, there are more than 180 schools with similar mascots. and change has come long before. in 1792, stanford changed -- in 1972 stanford changed its mascot from a indian to
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Nov 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
spoke about the keystone pipeline and his use of drone attacks. the president, however, had a few words for his critics as well. >> the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like i can do something by violating our laws, and what i'm proposing is the harder path which is to use our democratic processes to achieve the same goal that you want to achieve. >> i spoke with, by the way, ju hong, the young man who heckled the president. he is a graduate student at san francisco state. he's also here undocumented from south korea. said he wasn't sorry for what he said and he was not impressed with the president's reply saying he sort of lectured us like we were kiddings. well with, san francisco has never been try letting its feelings known. ed to was no exception. >> phil, thank you. if you want to hear the full speech on immigration reform in san francisco, head to our website kpix 5. >>> the naacp is calling for harsher charges against four students who didn't get a response. >> in the shadows of san jose state's black power salute statue, naacp leaders called for stricter punishm
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Nov 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
and to be able to support miles in his make a wish. i'm excited. i'm going to cry. >> us that the luckiest kid in the world to be here growing up in a lamborghini having almost all of the city here? >> it's like living the comic book right now. it's every kid's reality, every nerd like me's reality, right, coming true. >> reporter: nearly 12,000 volunteers and fans showed signs of support on handwritten signs with t-shirts. special edition newspapers and banners in the sky hundreds snapped photos as the action hero swooped through union square and city hall and stole many hearts along the way. >> it's a dream of a life that kid will remember for the rest of his life. just really hope that he will live a good 100 years and be happy. >> it was one of the things i love about san francisco is that we throw a great party and we'll throw a party for any excuse and this is the best excuse. >> reporter: it just might be one of the best days of the little boy's life. >> i love how everybody in san francisco came together and surrounding cities for a great cause for a little kid. totally do
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Nov 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
then forced to walk several blocks to 44th street northwest. surae chinn joins us live with details and surae, do police have any leads on her attacker? >> jan, police are going through surveillance video. sandwiched between tenly town and gallery. a very vibrant walking down, shops and restaurants about. so this crime is really surprising to this community. police say the suspect followed the woman to an atm and police are trying to figure out which one. and there police say he threatened her with a knife. >> it's really horrible, i can't stand it. and makes me feel like i can't go outside behind my house. i mean, that's a horrible thing to hear. i have no idea that happened. >> michelle lived in this fairly quiet neighborhood for five years. the alleged sex assault happened in an alley way behind her house of 44th street northwest. >> i hope they do something about t. i hope they catch the people. >> police say the woman was at an atm in the 5100 block of wisconsin avenue. the man pointed a knife to her back, robbed her, and forced her to walk several blocks to this alley and sexually
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